ALERT — ISSUE 25 — THE MARITIME ORCHESTRA
|Publisher||LR & The Nautical Institute|
|D O W N L O A D|
This 25th issue of the popular Human Element Bulletin is devoted to the teamwork. What is actually required to ensure the safe operation of the vessel, timely cargo delivery and, the most important, health and safety of the crew members, what skills and knowledge of the human element as sea?
It appears that to understand and implement various applicable regulations and rules and to be aware of the crew members' capabilities as well as of the influence of the environment is not enough. Among the other critical aspects we would mention the effective communication, good leadership and teamwork.
We shall take the Manila amendments into account which have made the training of the bridge and engine room personnel mandatory; the amended text of the regulation now includes the application and further use of the leadership and teamworking skills for the officers. The need for the effective communication has been recognized together with the importance of the motivation and leadership.
The greatest challenge of the operator is to try and achieve the top effective results with the people being the "face" of the vessel, and there are some other human challenges involved, such as to satisfy the charterer, negotiate with the agents, etc. - and the human relations skills are similar in all of those challenges...
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